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Urban Farming Project to Give Away Fruit and Vegetable Seedlings

EdLab, the creative services group in TC's Gottesman Libraries, and the College's Program in Nutrition are teaming up to provide free seedlings as part of a community outreach effort to educate people about urban gardening and growing their own food.
EdLab, a design, research, and development unit in the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, is partnering with TC’s Program in Nutrition to host the "Grow What You Eat: Seedling Giveaway Event" on Thursday, July 9.

As part of the event, which will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the second floor Collaboration Space of the Gottesman Libraries in Russell Hall, participants will be given fruit and vegetable seedlings to take home with them. The goal of the event is to use the seedlings as an educational tool to teach people about urban gardening and growing their own food.

“This is a unique chance to educate and give back to our community on so many levels,” says Project Coordinator Gus Andrews, who launched the initiative in March. 

In addition to the seedlings, people will receive instructions on how to care for the plants, and an urban gardening resource guide. The seedlings will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis and all members of the TC community and surrounding neighborhood are welcome.

EdLab and the Program in Nutrition have previously collaborated on an historical exhibit titled “100 Years: A Centennial Celebration of the Program in Nutrition at Teachers College.” It is on display in the Offit Gallery on the third floor of the Gottesman Libraries.

The Gottesman Libraries is located at 525 West 120th Street. For more information, call (212) 678-3948.


Published Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2009

Urban Farming Project to Give Away Fruit and Vegetable Seedlings

EdLab, a design, research, and development unit in the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, is partnering with TC’s Program in Nutrition to host the "Grow What You Eat: Seedling Giveaway Event" on Thursday, July 9.

As part of the event, which will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the second floor Collaboration Space of the Gottesman Libraries in Russell Hall, participants will be given fruit and vegetable seedlings to take home with them. The goal of the event is to use the seedlings as an educational tool to teach people about urban gardening and growing their own food.

“This is a unique chance to educate and give back to our community on so many levels,” says Project Coordinator Gus Andrews, who launched the initiative in March. 

In addition to the seedlings, people will receive instructions on how to care for the plants, and an urban gardening resource guide. The seedlings will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis and all members of the TC community and surrounding neighborhood are welcome.

EdLab and the Program in Nutrition have previously collaborated on an historical exhibit titled “100 Years: A Centennial Celebration of the Program in Nutrition at Teachers College.” It is on display in the Offit Gallery on the third floor of the Gottesman Libraries.

The Gottesman Libraries is located at 525 West 120th Street. For more information, call (212) 678-3948.


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